Clay Buchholz SP BOS 6 hours ago

Buchholz (1-3) finally picked up a win in his sixth start of the year Wednesday, holding the White Sox to two runs on just three hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Buchholz was shellacked for 20 runs on 31 hits in 27.2 innings to open the year, expectations had to be at rock bottom as he took the mound in Chicago, but he shocked everyone with by far his best start of the year. It didn't look like things would turn out that way at first -- Buchholz started the game by giving up a two-run homer to Jose Abreu in the first inning. However, the White Sox ended up getting only one more hit off him the rest of the way. Although this outing can give fantasy owners a little ray of hope, Buchholz is going to have to show us considerably more before he's back in the circle of trust.

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said getting Buchholz going is an "improvement that we could make," Mass Live reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In responding to a question about the team's overall performance in April, the manager took the unusual step of discussing an individual player's performance. That's not like Farrell, who has gone way out of his way in the past to protect players. By calling out Buchholz, who has a 6.51 ERA with 31 hits and 13 walks in 27.2 innings, the manager has put the scuffling right-hander on notice. With two injured starters -- Eduardo Rodriguez and Joe Kelly -- at various stages of rehab, Buchholz hasn't pitched well enough to retain his spot in the rotation when the injured starters are ready.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 6 days ago

Buchholz allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out two in 6.1 innings in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz battled command from the first inning to his last, and for the fourth time in five starts he allowed five runs, leaving his ERA at 6.51. After the game, he lamented his inability to throw strikes when he needed. He's a notoriously streaky pitcher, so at some point, the right-hander will pitch closer to his career 3.90 ERA.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz allowed five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz, who has historically pitched well against Houston, was looking good through the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth. With the bases loaded, he left a two-seam fastball out over the plate that Colby Rasmus deposited into the seats. The Red Sox are now 0-4 in games started by Buchholz, who has allowed five runs in three of those starts.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Red Sox, shutting out Boston through 6.2 innings. He allowed six hits while striking out two and walking two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz finally found his footing after being torched for 10 runs over his first two starts. Although he struck out just two on Monday, Buchholz fanned a batter per inning in his first two starts of the season. He'll try to replicate his success from Monday when he faces the Astros this Saturday.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Buchholz took the loss Tuesday against the Orioles as he allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz was sank by a pair of two-run home runs from J.J. Hardy and Mark Trumbo. He has given up three home runs in just nine innings thus far this season and has a 10.00 ERA. Perhaps more worrying is the six walks Buchholz has allowed, as control (1.8 BB/9) was the crux of Buchholz's bounceback season last year.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz only lasted four innings against the Indians on Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision in the Red Sox's 7-6 loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Tribe hung a four-spot on Buchholz in the first, capped off by Carlos Santana's three-run shot with just one out. Buchholz was ultimately lifted at 94 pitches after walking the first batter he faced in the fifth inning. It was not a particularly impressive showing, and Buchholz is lined up to face two tough divisional opponents next week in the Orioles and Blue Jays.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz became the first Red Sox starter to cross the 100-pitch threshold in a minor-league game Saturday, the Providence Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz had two goals Saturday: work on his changeup and curveball. On that front, he was pleased. His early changeups were left up, but he was able to command it better in the later innings to induce swing-and-misses. The curve was used early in counts to steal strikes. Unfortunately, the fastball command wasn't always there as evidenced by him needing 107 pitches to get 14 outs.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five over 4.2 innings in fourth start of camp Monday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Boston's starters, outside of David Price, have generated some concern thus far in camp, but Buchholz had his best outing to date. In two previous competitive starts -- he also threw one simulated game -- Buchholz had surrendered seven runs and six walks in 5.1 innings.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz made his second spring start and allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two in four innings against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Buchholz had poor location early on, but felt he was better as the game progressed. The right-hander was unfazed by the results, saying he was able to throw his entire repertoire Wednesday and added that the Twins had only two hard-hit balls off him.